'Fat Chicken' Pokes Fun at the Horrors of Factory Farming

August 14, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

Sometimes the best way to convey the abhorrent behavior of some industries is to make fun of it in an overblown way. That's the goal of Fat Chicken, a game that puts all the evils of factory farming in the game as important gameplay elements.

The game is being developed by Relevant Games, who are trying to get it approved on Steam Greenlight. Relevant Games, who describe it as a "tower-offense game" where players run a factory farm and use all the "tricks of the trade" to get the most profit out of raising animals for food. Those tricks include the use of growth hormones, antibiotics, horrific housing, and more in the name of maximizing profits.

The game is set to amuse (and likely offend those who don't understand the motivations of its developers) this fall. Watch the video to your left to hear more from Relevant Games on why they are making this game in the first place.

We can't wait to see how PETA responds to this one...


Comments

Re: 'Fat Chicken' Pokes Fun at the Horrors of Factory Farming

Remember when PETA make a Pokemon satire game? This is exactly the type of thing they'd actually do, if they'd thought of it first (except it would probably be a much worse game).

Re: 'Fat Chicken' Pokes Fun at the Horrors of Factory Farming

Yeah, I got about as far as "genetically modify them" in the video and killed the tab...

GM foods haven't been conclusively linked to any problems in humans thus far. The few "studies" that claim to have found links are typically comprised of nothing more than junk science, or can't have the results reproduced. Plus, GM foods aren't the smoking gun in terms of solving the food crisis that the world is/will be going through shortly, but it's one of the tools to help alleviate the problem...

Re: 'Fat Chicken' Pokes Fun at the Horrors of Factory Farming

If you can do genetic modifications, growing more heads isn't what would make more money...it's wings.  Lots and lots of wings.  "Chicken wings" are highly profitable at places like Wing Stop.

- Left4Dead Why are zombies always eating brains? I want to see zombies that eat toes for a living. Undead-related pun intended.

Re: 'Fat Chicken' Pokes Fun at the Horrors of Factory Farming

I do not get the obsession with chicken wings at all. If some place wants to serve "buffalo legs" then I am all over it though.

Re: 'Fat Chicken' Pokes Fun at the Horrors of Factory Farming

"We can't wait to see how PETA responds to this one..."

I can wait.  If PETA disappeared, there would be much cheering.

- Left4Dead Why are zombies always eating brains? I want to see zombies that eat toes for a living. Undead-related pun intended.
 
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